Lapinlahti (Swedish: Lapinlahti, also Lapinlax) is a municipality of Finland. It is part of the Northern Savonia region, located 59 kilometres (37 mi) north of the city of Kuopio. The municipality has a population of 9,331 (31 March 2021)[2] and covers an area of 1,245.16 square kilometres (480.76 sq mi) of which 148.58 km2 (57.37 sq mi) is water.[1] The population density is 8.51 inhabitants per square kilometre (22.0/sq mi).

Lapinlahden kunta
Lapinlahti kommun
Lapinlahti railway station
Lapinlahti railway station
Coat of arms of Lapinlahti
Coat of arms
Location of Lapinlahti in Finland
Location of Lapinlahti in Finland
Coordinates: 63°22′N 027°23′E / 63.367°N 27.383°E / 63.367; 27.383Coordinates: 63°22′N 027°23′E / 63.367°N 27.383°E / 63.367; 27.383
Country Finland
RegionNorthern Savonia
Sub-regionUpper Savonia
 • Municipal managerHeikki Airaksinen
 • Total1,245.16 km2 (480.76 sq mi)
 • Land1,096.55 km2 (423.38 sq mi)
 • Water148.58 km2 (57.37 sq mi)
Area rank70th largest in Finland
 • Total9,331
 • Rank110th largest in Finland
 • Density8.51/km2 (22.0/sq mi)
Population by native language
 • Finnish99.4% (official)
 • Swedish0.1%
 • Others0.6%
Population by age
 • 0 to 1414.8%
 • 15 to 6456.7%
 • 65 or older28.5%
Time zoneUTC+02:00 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+03:00 (EEST)
Municipal tax rate[5]21.25%

The neighboring municipality of Varpaisjärvi was consolidated with Lapinlahti on January 1, 2011.[6]

The municipality is unilingually Finnish.

A Locomotive Tv1 No 940 –“The Finnish Cup loco”- at Lapinlahti, with Supporters of the soccer team KuPS after a decisive Cup victory


  1. ^ a b "Area of Finnish Municipalities 1.1.2018" (PDF). National Land Survey of Finland. Retrieved 30 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Preliminary population structure by area, 2021M01*-2021M03*". StatFin (in Finnish). Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Population according to language and the number of foreigners and land area km2 by area as of 31 December 2008". Statistics Finland's PX-Web databases. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 29 March 2009.
  4. ^ "Population according to age (1-year) and sex by area and the regional division of each statistical reference year, 2003-2020". StatFin. Statistics Finland. Retrieved 2 May 2021.
  5. ^ "List of municipal and parish tax rates in 2021" (PDF). Tax Administration of Finland. 1 December 2020. Retrieved 10 April 2021.
  6. ^ "1.1.2011 yhdistyvien kuntien uudet nimet". (in Finnish). Helsinki: Suomen Kuntaliitto. 2 July 2010. Archived from the original on 15 April 2007. Retrieved January 1, 2011.

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